HC Deb 02 July 1907 vol 177 c519
MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, if the war vessel "Collingwood," at present lying in the Kyles of Bute, is to be offered for sale at an early date; if so, will he say what price she originally cost and when she was built; whether she is to be sold with the condition that she must be broken up; and whether, in view of the fact that new war vessels are permitted to be sold abroad, he will make an effort to sell this vessel without the breaking-up condition, and thus ensure a considerable saving.


The "Collingwood," which was completed in 1886 at a cost of about £746,000, will be sold by auction at Portsmouth on the 9th July. As she is an armoured vessel, it is not considered practicable to offer her for sale without the breaking-up condition.